Sunday, November 18, 2007

Feng Shui

Soon after I started working at the Boulder Planet (more than 11 years ago -- good God), two women came in -- one middle-aged, and a cute blonde about my age. The older woman was there to try to get us to do a story on her feng shui business; while she was making her pitch, the young cute one looked at my desk and said, with concern: "you have horrible feng shui!" I stammered something in reply, lost to time -- my co-workers encouraged me to call her up later, but I was pretty shy, and also probably knew in advance that she wouldn't be too into debates about whether Tony Twist or Chris Simon were the better fighter, and I wouldn't be too into discussions about feng shui.

I thought of those women this weekend, for the first time in a decade. Lately I've been chronically stir-crazy. I have a hard time getting anything done around the house, and I'm wondering if it's just that I don't have it set up in a spiritually fulfilling way. Other friends of mine have equally small places, but they seem more livable (though that may just be the whole grass-is-greener thing).

It could also just be that other people don't store their unpaid bills on their couch.


Nanuk of the North said...

Unpaid bills should be spread across the kitchen or dining room table until it is so covered in paper that you are reduced to eating on the tiny, tiny remaining uncluttered corner.

Unless, of course, you eat most of your meals while sitting on the couch among your unpaid bills.

Either way, bad feng shui.

gsdgsd13 said...

Unless, of course, you eat most of your meals while sitting on the couch among your unpaid bills.

Bingo! There or in bars.

fredoluv said...

I watched an episode of Penn & Teller Bullshit (i know, i know) that dealt with Feng Shui "artists" -- they all decorated the same room different ways given the same furniture, and had different reasons why each move was bad/good, etc. It all seemed bogus.

Drape game-worn jerseys over everything and people will never complain about your "Chi" or whatever.